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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 7, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

Would love to know what you think about the Branford show. I was there front row in between jerry and the B man. Amazing night for me. With that said, it's the weakest of the Branford shows. Not bad, falls in the 3 1/2-4 range(mainly for Marsalis) It just seems that they fall short. Check out the FOTM. Short and Jer pulls the rip cord at the end. The NFA doesn't have a lot of jamming. I do Give Branford props. The entire first set and the 4 before drums are all first time efforts.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 7, 2008 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

Yeah, I was disappointed in this Branford show. Lots of nice little fills and runs all around the edges, but there isn't a lot of soloing going on. Branford deserves major props for chops, but I agree with it is the weakest of the Branford shows.

I'm jealous that you were there - I wasn't going to shows at this point, but in 89-90 when they played the Forum I always went on the night that had no guests. How'd it look that night? From the recording you could get the impression that the band was more or less ignoring him, though I will add that my opinion may have been tainted by some of the comments I read on the show.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 8, 2008 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

It seemed the band was into him. Jerry had a smile the whole night. It wasn't "grumpy Jerry" I had a lot of interaction with Branford using my hands to indicate that he should "turn it up" He looked like he was having a good time. Not a bad show by any means but not epic. Some of the best moments are the transition from Scarlet into Fire.